Gap Year Blog

Student stories from the road and gap year advice

Poke around to find inspiration or search for a specific destination, module, or piece of advice.

Meet our Program Operations Team

Our Program Operations team works behind the scenes to create our life-changing programs. What is the Program Operations Team's goal? Research and select program destinations…

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Meet our Local Guides & Field Directors

Our Local Guides & Field Directors are the people who bring every destination to life. What is the goal of our Local Guides & Field…

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Meet our Program Advisors

Your Program Advisor works full-time to support you before, during, and after your gap year. What is your Program Advisor's goal? Ensure your EF Gap…

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Meet our Gap Year Consultants

Our EF Gap Year Consultants work full-time helping students and their families plan their dream gap years. What is your Gap Year Consultant's goal? Work…

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Day in the Life: Language Study in Paris
Written by Siena Muscianisi

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different. Here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day. My name is Siena, and I'm doing the…

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A Day in the Life: Service in the Dominican Republic
Written by Amauri Jean-Claude

Every day during an EF Gap Year is completely different. Here's a snapshot of one unforgettable day. My name is Amauri, and I'm doing the…

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Top 5 reasons why parents worry about gap years (and why they shouldn’t)
Written by EF Gap Year

There are many reasons why parents worry about sending their graduating seniors on gap year before college. But recent studies show that most of these…

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How to Choose a Gap Year Program
Written by Rebecca Barr

Deciding to take a gap year—and choosing a program—are huge steps towards creating the life that you want. But sometimes deciding what to do on…

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Why Taking A Gap Year is More Important than Ever
Written by Rebecca Barr

The benefits of taking a gap year extend beyond the individual student. Students who take gap years go on to impact the world, and the…

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